Dialogues and Essays


Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca,John Davie,Tobias Reinhardt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199552401
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 263
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Stoic philosopher and tutor to the young emperor Nero, Seneca wrote moral essays - exercises in practical philosophy - on how to live in a troubled world. Strikingly applicable today, his thoughts on happiness and other subjects are here combined in a clear, modern translation with an introduction on Seneca's life and philosophy.

El Universo


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Astronomy
Page: N.A
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Dialogues, Letters and Essays on Various Subjects

To which is Annexed, an Essay on Truth: Containing an Inquiry Into Its Nature and Importance; with the Causes of Error, and Reasons of Its Being Permitted
Author: Andrew Fuller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Theology, Doctrinal
Page: 258
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Essays and Dialogues


Author: Bartolomeo Scala,Renée Neu Watkins,Alison Brown
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674028265
Category: History
Page: 314
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This volume collects works from throughout Scala's career showing his acquaintance with recently discovered ancient writers and the influence of fellow humanists such as Marsilio Ficino. Also included is the 'Defense against the Detractors of Florence', a key document in the development of modern republicanism.

Intentions

Critical Dialogues and Essays
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522704812
Category:
Page: 168
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In this book, Intentions (1891), Wilde revised his dialogues on aesthetic subjects for publication in this volume, which comprises: The Critic as Artist The Decay of Lying Pen, Pencil and Poison The Truth of Masks

Miscellanies: Essays, poems and dialogues


Author: Henry Fielding
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Works of the Rev. Andrew Fuller: Dialogues, letters and essays on various subjects


Author: Andrew Fuller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Baptists
Page: N.A
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The Philosophical Works of David Hume ... Containing Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, Essays on the Immortality of the Soul, Suicide ... &c. A New Edition


Author: David Hume
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 151
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Modest Claims

Dialogues and Essays on Tolerance and Tradition
Author: A. Seligman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 216
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Many critical political issues revolve around religion and tolerance. The predominant approach espouses liberal humanistic virtue. These doctrines fail to resonate in communities with traditional religious definitions of self and society. This text seeks to uncover sources of toleration and pluralism within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy I


Author: George L. Kustas
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791495027
Category:
Page: 650
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Dialogue of Dr. Temple's Essay [“The Education of the World”], with preface in reference to the recent sermon and speech of the Lord Bishop of Exeter. By J. N. D. [i.e. J. N. Darby.] [An extract from “Dialogues on the Essays and Reviews.”]


Author: J. N. D.
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Church and education
Page: 124
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Dialogues on the Essays and Reviews


Author: John Nelson Darby
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 457
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Contextualizing Classics

Ideology, Performance, Dialogue : Essays in Honor of John J. Peradotto
Author: John Peradotto
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847697335
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 359
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This collection of original essays examines innovations in both the theory and practice of classical philology. The chapters address interdisciplinary methods in a variety of ways. Some apply theoretical insights derived from other disciplines, such as folklore studies, performance theory, feminist criticism, and the like, to classical texts. Others examine the relationships between classics and cultural studies, popular literature, film, art history, and other related disciplines. Others, again, look to the evolution of theoretical methods within the discipline of classics. Taken together, the essays offer a spectrum of new approaches in the classics and their place within the profession.

The Olio

Being a Collection of Essays, Dialogues, Letters, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, Pieces of Poetry, Parodies, Bon Mots, Epigrams, Epitaphs, &c., Chiefly Original
Author: Francis Grose
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: 321
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Absolute Music

The History of an Idea
Author: Mark Evan Bonds
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019938472X
Category: Music
Page: 400
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What is music, and why does it move us? From Pythagoras to the present, writers have struggled to isolate the essence of "pure" or "absolute" music in ways that also account for its profound effect. In Absolute Music: The History of an Idea, Mark Evan Bonds traces the history of these efforts across more than two millennia, paying special attention to the relationship between music's essence and its qualities of form, expression, beauty, autonomy, as well as its perceived capacity to disclose philosophical truths. The core of this book focuses on the period between 1850 and 1945. Although the idea of pure music is as old as antiquity, the term "absolute music" is itself relatively recent. It was Richard Wagner who coined the term, in 1846, and he used it as a pejorative in his efforts to expose the limitations of purely instrumental music. For Wagner, music that was "absolute" was isolated, detached from the world, sterile. His contemporary, the Viennese critic Eduard Hanslick, embraced this quality of isolation as a guarantor of purity. Only pure, absolute music, he argued, could realize the highest potential of the art. Bonds reveals how and why perceptions of absolute music changed so radically between the 1850s and 1920s. When it first appeared, "absolute music" was a new term applied to old music, but by the early decades of the twentieth century, it had become-paradoxically--an old term associated with the new music of modernists like Schoenberg and Stravinsky. Bonds argues that the key developments in this shift lay not in discourse about music but rather the visual arts. The growing prestige of abstraction and form in painting at the turn of the twentieth century-line and color, as opposed to object-helped move the idea of purely abstract, absolute music to the cutting edge of musical modernism. By carefully tracing the evolution of absolute music from Ancient Greece through the Middle Ages to the twentieth-century, Bonds not only provides the first comprehensive history of this pivotal concept but also provokes new thoughts on the essence of music and how essence has been used to explain music's effect. A long awaited book from one of the most respected senior scholars in the field, Absolute Music will be essential reading for anyone interested in the history, theory, and aesthetics of music.

Dialogues on Perception


Author: Bela Julesz
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262100526
Category: Medical
Page: 276
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These conversations between two linguistic scholars who were also husband and wife cover such topics as the characterization of the phoneme, symbolist poetry, the genetic basis of language, linguistic universals, semiotic systems, and aphasia and the process of language acquisition by children. In an afterword Pomorska describes Jakobson's acquaintances, friendships, and collaborations with international poets and artists.

Selected essays and dialogues


Author: Plutarch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 431
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This new translation of a selection of Plutarch's miscellaneous works - the Moralia - illustrates his thinking on religious, ethical, social, and political issues. Two genres are represented: the dialogue, which Plutarch wrote in a tradition nearer to Cicero than to Plato, and the informal treatise or essay, in which his personality is most clearly displayed. His diffuse and individual style conveys a character of great charm and authority. Plutarch's works have been admired and imitated in Western literature since the Renaissance. Montaigne, who read Amyot's translation, considered Plutarch's Moralia to be a 'breviary', a book without which 'we ignorant folk would have been lost'. For Ralph Waldo Emerson it was a favourite bedside book, and an inspiration: 'a poet might rhyme all day with hints drawn from Plutarch, page on page.'.

Diálogo de la moda y de la muerte (Serie Great Ideas 30)


Author: Giacomo Leopardi
Publisher: TAURUS
ISBN: 8430607374
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
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Ideas que han cambiado el mundo. A lo largo de la historia, algunos libros han cambiado el mundo. Han transformado la manera en que nos vemos a nosotros mismos y a los demás. Han inspirado el debate, la discordia, la guerra y la revolución. Han iluminado, indignado, provocado y consolado. Han enriquecido vidas, y también las han destruido. Taurus publica las obras de los grandes pensadores, pioneros, radicales y visionarios cuyas ideas sacudieron la civilización y nos impulsaron a ser quienes somos. Leopardi, poeta y filósofo, explora en este humorístico y a la vez despiadado diálogo el poder de la moda y su extraña irracionalidad. Con un original estilo satírico imagina además otras fabulosas conversaciones entre Hércules y Atlas, entre la Naturaleza y un islandés y entre la Tierra y la Luna. Comentarios sobre la colección Great Ideas: «De veras que la edición es primorosa y pocas veces contenido y continente pueden encontrarse mejor ensamblados y unidos. ¡Qué portadas! Para enmarcar. [...] Ante las Great Ideas, solo cabe quitarse el sombrero. ¡Chapeau!» ABC «Taurus propone un doble envite con este lanzamiento. Por un lado aumenta su compromiso con el ensayo; por otro, recupera el gusto por la estética. A los volúmenes se les ha proporcionado una portada delicada y cuidada (copian el original británico) que invita a la lectura.» La Razón «Un fenómeno editorial.» The Guardian «Aparte de los contenidos, en general muy bien elegidos, son tan bonitos que si los ven seguro que cae alguno.» El País «Ideas revolucionarias, crónicas de exploraciones, pensamientos radicales# vuelven a la vida en estas cuidadísimas ediciones, muy atractivas para nuevos lectores.» Mujer Hoy «Grandes ideas bien envueltas. De Cicerón a Darwin, esta colección entra por los ojos.» Rolling Stone «Original y bella iniciativa la emprendida por Taurus con su colección Great Ideas.» Cambio 16 «Hay libros inmortales, libros únicos que contienen pensamientos y reflexiones capaces de cambiar el mundo, tesoros en miniatura reagrupados en la colección Great ideas.» Diario de León